Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ngumban Cliff Lookout 9 September 2006

We were warned by other travellers to stay clear of the Kimberly towns because of the hostile reaction of some Aborigines. However we enjoyed having a good look around Halls Creek, bought some lovely fruit and veg there, chatted with a Aboriginal man waiting outside the bottle shop to buy alcohol who was going home the next day down the Tanami Track to the NT border - this was his closest bottle shop. We parked on the corner of Highway 1 and the Duncan Highway to have lunch outside the bottle shop. Whilst we were there the owner came out and turned on the sprinkler onto the cement footpath! Behind this was a big poster of a Polar bear reclining with a Bundy rum. Now he had everything! The sprinkler was on and he was getting cooled, all on the Duncan Highway!! Great photo opportunity. One that the boys in our family may well like to print and frame!
Travelled on through changing country to beautiful rock plateaus that herald the beginning of the West Kimberlys. Found a wonderfully elevated camp site without shade but with magnificent views. Enjoyed a chat with our neighbours who were Germans and had visited Australia 3 times.
Watched a giant full moon peak over the horizon, as we camped on top of a cliff overlooking the low lands. Shared this with the Germans who told us they were off to Broome to see the Stairway to the Moon event in Broome the next night. We both felt disappointed as we had planned to see this but didn’t know the times. We had a very blowy night that actually was a bit on the cold side! Who cared! Not us!


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